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By Torsten Mukuteki Olafsson • トーステン 無穴笛 オーラフソンデンマーク • Denmark

 



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1974: The Year of the End of 'Shakuhachi Suizen'
     - When the Term 'Suizen' was Kidnapped, Hi-jacked,
     and Degraded into Mere "New Age", "Healing",
     "Holism", and "Mindfulness" Meaninglessness

The Pathetic 'Shakuhachi Suizen' Hoax Originating in 1974

Alleged Edo Period "Shakuhachi Meditation" and 'Komusō Suizen' is nothing but a hoax, a plain conspiracy developed and "rolled out" only after the Second World War.

The true, orthodox, authentic and genuine meaning of the 'Shakuhachi Suizen' term and concept – established, defined and instituted in 1950 at, and by, the then re-established Kyōto Myōan Temple, only existed for less than a quarter of a century:

Namely, until 1974, when the term was 'kidnapped' by the Japanese record company Nippon Columbia for a 'Chikuhō', 竹保, School of solo shakuhachi triple vinyl LP record set, and the term describing true and authentic non-dualistic 'Taizan-ha Suizen' "'shakuhachi shugyō' asceticism" was soon thereafter flattened and degraded into mere "new age" whistle blowing, "mindfulness", or "healing" ... and left literally utterly meaningless for ever since then.

So much more: This is the plain fact: The Edo Period 'Komusō' never ever practiced 'Suizen', be that any kind of "shakuhachi meditation", for that matter:

The 'kanji' and the term 'Suizen', 吹禅, verily does not appear anywhere at all in any of the historical 'Shakuhachi' or 'Komusō' related sources and records!

So, forget about that. Accept it, once and for all. Get over it.

Avoid self-deception - for your own sake, and for the maintenance of your own mental integrity and personal authenticity


Read more here:

1974 ...: Untruthful 'Suizen' & "Shakuhachi Meditation"
     Information & Assertions, East & West
     - Presented in Western Languages


1950s ... : The Origin of 'Suizen' at Kyōto Myōan-ji:
     Kobayashi Shizan, Tomimori Kyozan,
     Tanikita Muchiku, Yasuda Tenzan,
     Hirazumi Taizan, Koizumi Ryōan,
     Fukumoto Kyoan, Yoshimura Sōshin a.o.


1852: Kyōto Myōan-ji's 32nd 'Kansu' Rodō Genkyō's
     Commandments Regarding 'Komusō' Begging Practice
     and 'Sui-teki shugyō' - and the Possible Origin
     of the Now so Very Misused Term 'Suizen'?





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